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Peter Schmidt’s senior thesis imagines a world where nature demands justice

July 9, 2020 ・ Morgan Kelly

As rain darkened the red earth atop Bolivia’s largest silver mine, Peter Schmidt watched children only a few years younger than him emerge from the honeycomb of hand-excavated tunnels to dump minecarts of ore before hurrying back inside the mountain’s…

‘Creative Ecologies’: Storytelling and environmentalism

January 27, 2020 ・ Jamie Saxon

Students in several Princeton courses this fall examined the perils of climate change by considering how storytelling — with elements of description, language and structure — can influence people’s perceptions and fire up the imagination. One of the classes in…

Open dialogue: Taking a deep dive into the climate debate

October 24, 2019 ・ Tom Garlinghouse

This fall, Princeton undergraduates are taking a deep dive into the climate debate in the environmental studies seminar “Crossing the Climate Change Divide.” The course is taught by award-winning journalist Meera Subramanian, who is asking students to examine what people…

A world without the Amazon? Safeguarding the Earth’s largest rainforest focus of Princeton conference

October 23, 2019 ・ Pooja Makhijani

The Amazon is the world’s largest and most diverse tropical forest and the ancestral home of over 1 million indigenous peoples. How to preserve it was the centrally urgent theme at a conference at Princeton on Oct. 17-18. “Safeguarding the…

Journalist Meera Subramanian, 2019 Barron Visiting Professor, explores intersection of culture and environment

September 25, 2019 ・ Morgan Kelly

Journalist Meera Subramanian, the 2019-20 Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities in the Princeton Environmental Institute (PEI), comes to Princeton as part of her exploration of what motivates people’s relationships with and…